The Curse of Choate? At some point tonight, Randy Choate- yes, THAT Randy Choate - will square off against Big Papi, and we will ponder the alternative reality that could have been

Brian Cashman likes to say the Mike Lowell trade was his career-worst blunder, and - yes sir - that's one tough booger to top. But if you think of the little ones that got away, the specialty tools that smarter teams like the Cardinals and Redsocks always seem to be stashing (David Roberts, Quintin Berry?), then it's time to ponder Randy Choate.For 13 years, Choate has been...
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: July 26

Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a pair of teammates from the 1949 team. We also have a recent trade of note and John Fredland recaps a big game from a Pirates great, that happened against Pittsburgh after the player left the team. The Trade On this date in 2008, the Pirates acquired outfielder Jose Tabata and pitchers, Jeff Karstens, Daniel McCutchen...
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July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: The acquisition of Ichiro will bring us a ton of raw, unused juju

Four losses into the dark well, we pushed the big red button: We made a deal that should please Old George's ghost, when he visits Hal and Hank in their dreams. The Boss always coveted Ichiro, as he did Sheff and the Big Unit. It was only a matter of time before Suzuki put on Pinstripes. Of course, he first needed to wither and hit a pile of pop-ups; then we would trade prospects...
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Free Agent Primer: Top 10 Left-Handed Relievers

MLB Trade Rumors lists nine free agent eligible left-handed relievers, but I found a tenth and he's ranked number one. 1. Dontrelle Willis (30) – Look, he’s not a starter anymore. The sooner teams realize this the better. Despite the fact that Willis has appeared in a relief role only once in his major league career (not counting postseason play), he has posted absolutely...
Via The Outside Corner
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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